The Bartók Festival and Seminar in Szombathely, Hungary,
is a major international musical event, organized every year, with participants from all over the world. It is also a unique event, because participants will receive instruction in their chosen masterclasses from top experts and internationally recognized leaders of each field, and, last but not least because while these masterclasses are happening, a major international new music festival will surround you, with extraordinary performances – orchestral concert, chamber music, folk music – bringing you all the inspiration, variety and quality that will become an experience for your lifetime. There are lots of music masterclasses, and lots of music festivals all over the world.
It is this unique combination of both that gives Szombathely – Hungary the definitive edge.
In 2010, the International Bartók Festival and Seminar is scheduled from July 8 until July 20.
1. Conducting masterclass
Professor: Zoltán Peskó (Conductor, music director of the Pannon Philharmony Orchestra,
Assistant professzor: Tihanyi László (composer, conductor, professor at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music)
Orchestra in residence: Savaria Symphony Orchestra
Pianist: Dénes Várjon
Language of the masterclass: Hungarian, Italian, German, English
Bartók: Piano concerto I, II, III
Stravinsky: Firebird suite (1919)
2. Composition Master Course
Professor: Gyula Csapó (composer, Professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada)
Ensemble in residence: Thrensemble (art director: Balázs Horváth)
Language of the master course: Hungarian, English
also piano, bassoon and violin master courses